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Postby guy4omaha » Wed May 31, 2017 11:40 am

When I looked at the Marriott website earlier in the year, they were taking reservations for August. I might have even seen July before that IIRC. So in the time since, I wonder if they delayed the opening or if they are booked up for August and possibly July.
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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed May 31, 2017 12:21 pm

Yes, I had read August too. But perhaps it's been pushed back to September now...

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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:47 pm

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Omaha Cowboy wrote:I wonder how close to complete the Marriott will be by CWS time in 3 weeks.. As Maxwell Smart would say- "missed it by THAT much"...

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I checked the Marriott website last week and they are not taking reservations until the end of September.


the website always takes reservations further in advance than true opening. the "soft opening is usually 1-2 months in advance, but does not appear to be open for CWS unless it is a floor or two open.

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Omaha Cowboy wrote:I wonder how close to complete the Marriott will be by CWS time in 3 weeks.. As Maxwell Smart would say- "missed it by THAT much"...

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I checked the Marriott website last week and they are not taking reservations until the end of September.


the website always takes reservations further in advance than true opening. the "soft opening is usually 1-2 months in advance, but does not appear to be open for CWS unless it is a floor or two open.


Sounds like September/October it is...

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby EricHaley » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:03 pm

Looks like they lost the M off the Marriot sign on the south side of the hotel last night. Must have been knocked off by the storm.

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Postby schumatt » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:49 pm

EricHaley wrote:Looks like they lost the M off the Marriot sign on the south side of the hotel last night. Must have been knocked off by the storm.

If you're talking about M "icon" that would be above the Marriott text, it hasn't gone up yet.

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EricHaley wrote:Looks like they lost the M off the Marriot sign on the south side of the hotel last night. Must have been knocked off by the storm.

If you're talking about M "icon" that would be above the Marriott text, it hasn't gone up yet.


No, I'm talking about the letters that are currently up there. The face of the M came off. The rest is still there.

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You can see it on the work zone cam.
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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby Linkin5 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:18 pm

These buildings are just so incredibly bland and cheap looking.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:18 am

I think the hotel looks nice, but the apt building is very bland.

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Postby Louie » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:26 am

skinzfan23 wrote:I think the hotel looks nice, but the apt building is very bland.

Agreed. It would be much better if it didn't have that massive blank wall on the southern portion of the east side.

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Louie wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:I think the hotel looks nice, but the apt building is very bland.

Agreed. It would be much better if it didn't have that massive blank wall on the southern portion of the east side.


Perfect spot for a giant screen.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:33 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:Perfect spot for a giant screen.

That is a good point, I thought in the early renderings they showed the screen on the hotel building, but maybe it would be better placement to put it on the apt building.

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MadMartin8 wrote:
Louie wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:I think the hotel looks nice, but the apt building is very bland.

Agreed. It would be much better if it didn't have that massive blank wall on the southern portion of the east side.


Perfect spot for a giant screen.


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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:05 pm

And regarding the "look" of the buildings, I honestly don't care. The Capitol District will serve its purpose well- Specifically providing another mixed used residential/commercial and entertainment option for Omaha area residents and out of towners alike.. While the Hotel component adds 330 rooms right next to CLink.. providing nearly 1000 rooms for the added boost of Omaha being much more competitive in attracting revenue rich conventions to the city..

Would I have liked a bolder, taller look for the development? Sure.. But at this point it is what it is and i'm glad it's finally nearing completion...

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby Linkin5 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:55 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:I think the hotel looks nice, but the apt building is very bland.


The hotel's original rendering showed a much better version of what we are seeing now. The entertainment district is undoubtedly going to look cheap if they follow the same path they have.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:18 pm

They removed all the letters for the sign on the hotel.

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Postby bmt » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:46 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:They removed all the letters for the sign on the hotel.


Got to wonder if they are going to get larger letters. The old signage was a tad small.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:42 pm

I originally thought there were going to put the Marriott "M" above the wording. Then it wouldn't look so bad, but the letters that were up there were tiny for that building.

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Postby EricHaley » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:47 pm

Aaaand the same letters are back up again…

According to the rendering, there will be a large red "M" logo above the lettering that's currently there. Looks like another sign will eventually be placed at the very top right corner of the hotel's east side.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:14 am

From the World Herald:

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The district’s new 500-stall parking structure, north of 12th Street and Capitol Avenue, will open in time for the first pitch, its developer says, adding to available parking options in and around downtown Omaha for CWS patrons. Access to the new Capitol District parking garage is available off of 12th Street, Moylan said. (The fee has yet to be determined.)

Other main components of the Capitol District project — such as a signature Marriott Hotel and 12-story apartment building surrounding a town square of sorts — won’t open until later this summer. The full-service 333-room hotel is on schedule to open later in July. The 218-unit apartment building will greet its first tenants around that same time.

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Postby MadMartin8 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:44 am

That's a perfect view, you can see the status of the two story building as well.

You can also see how much of a hole exists with that surface parking lot that was to be HDR's HQ. Ugh.
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Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:25 am

It was also noted that they will have the sidewalk open in front of the Marriott. That is great news, b/c they have the sidewalk closed on the east side of 10th and it would have made walking from the stadium to the Old Market a mess on that intersection.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:30 pm

The development is moving into the stretch very nicely..

Can't wait to see the completed Marriott :thumb: ...

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:26 am

The big "M" is going up on the south side of the hotel right now.

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Postby bones » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:17 pm

Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district similar in size, specifically to the North towards the ball park and C'Link.

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Postby buildomaha » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:17 pm

The apartment building really isn't getting any prettier... But can't wait for this to be done!

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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:47 pm

bones wrote:Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district similar in size, specifically to the North towards the ball park and C'Link.


If Lot 2 development ever happens, you will likely see a continuation of the "district" feel. Of note, P&L isn't all that huge in of itself.
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Postby RNcyanide » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:29 am

It's the way it's laid out that makes it feel big. If they had went will the Nexus option for this project, it would be had a similar feel.
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The construction fence has now been pushed back and the sidewalk ready for pedestrians during the CWS.
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MadMartin8 wrote:
bones wrote:Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district similar in size, specifically to the North towards the ball park and C'Link.


If Lot 2 development ever happens, you will likely see a continuation of the "district" feel. Of note, P&L isn't all that huge in of itself.


P&L isnt huge, but its a good 8 or 9 city blocks... Capitol is sitting at 2 as is. Lot B would be the ideal spot to grow the district, but with the rate development in Omaha seems to go, that will not happen for about a decade (if at all). Would love to see Omaha get something similar to KC Live but I feel that is just a pipe dream of mine. Image

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Postby MadMartin8 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:11 pm

bones wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
bones wrote:Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district similar in size, specifically to the North towards the ball park and C'Link.


If Lot 2 development ever happens, you will likely see a continuation of the "district" feel. Of note, P&L isn't all that huge in of itself.


P&L isnt huge, but its a good 8 or 9 city blocks... Capitol is sitting at 2 as is. Lot B would be the ideal spot to grow the district, but with the rate development in Omaha seems to go, that will not happen for about a decade (if at all). Would love to see Omaha get something similar to KC Live but I feel that is just a pipe dream of mine.


Keep in mind that Omaha is 1/3rd (ish) the size of K.C, and we need to temper our expectations just a bit. Lot B (whoops, I called it Lot 2 haha) will eventually happen if the starting Capitol District area proves to be a success. Also keep in mind those are HUGE blocks near the CLink. The key is to getting people down there outside of events, so hopefully those apartments in the Capitol District will sell well.
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MadMartin8 wrote:
bones wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
bones wrote:Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district similar in size, specifically to the North towards the ball park and C'Link.


If Lot 2 development ever happens, you will likely see a continuation of the "district" feel. Of note, P&L isn't all that huge in of itself.


P&L isnt huge, but its a good 8 or 9 city blocks... Capitol is sitting at 2 as is. Lot B would be the ideal spot to grow the district, but with the rate development in Omaha seems to go, that will not happen for about a decade (if at all). Would love to see Omaha get something similar to KC Live but I feel that is just a pipe dream of mine.


Keep in mind that Omaha is 1/3rd (ish) the size of K.C, and we need to temper our expectations just a bit. Lot B (whoops, I called it Lot 2 haha) will eventually happen if the starting Capitol District area proves to be a success. Also keep in mind those are HUGE blocks near the CLink. The key is to getting people down there outside of events, so hopefully those apartments in the Capitol District will sell well.


No for sure, I didn't mean to convey that I think that the Capitol district should equal P&L now or any time in the foreseeable future, but I do think that it is a good model to follow. I think KC in general would be a good model for Omaha to follow due to the many shared similarities of the two cities. But I agree, getting people to the area consistently, not just during the CWS and CU games, is the key. Hopefully we will see that develop with the new apartments.

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bones wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
bones wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
bones wrote:Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district similar in size, specifically to the North towards the ball park and C'Link.


If Lot 2 development ever happens, you will likely see a continuation of the "district" feel. Of note, P&L isn't all that huge in of itself.


P&L isnt huge, but its a good 8 or 9 city blocks... Capitol is sitting at 2 as is. Lot B would be the ideal spot to grow the district, but with the rate development in Omaha seems to go, that will not happen for about a decade (if at all). Would love to see Omaha get something similar to KC Live but I feel that is just a pipe dream of mine.


Keep in mind that Omaha is 1/3rd (ish) the size of K.C, and we need to temper our expectations just a bit. Lot B (whoops, I called it Lot 2 haha) will eventually happen if the starting Capitol District area proves to be a success. Also keep in mind those are HUGE blocks near the CLink. The key is to getting people down there outside of events, so hopefully those apartments in the Capitol District will sell well.


No for sure, I didn't mean to convey that I think that the Capitol district should equal P&L now or any time in the foreseeable future, but I do think that it is a good model to follow. I think KC in general would be a good model for Omaha to follow due to the many shared similarities of the two cities. But I agree, getting people to the area consistently, not just during the CWS and CU games, is the key. Hopefully we will see that develop with the new apartments.


I couldn't agree more with the commentary here..

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Postby Garrett » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:53 am

MadMartin8 wrote:
bones wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
bones wrote:Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district similar in size, specifically to the North towards the ball park and C'Link.


If Lot 2 development ever happens, you will likely see a continuation of the "district" feel. Of note, P&L isn't all that huge in of itself.


P&L isnt huge, but its a good 8 or 9 city blocks... Capitol is sitting at 2 as is. Lot B would be the ideal spot to grow the district, but with the rate development in Omaha seems to go, that will not happen for about a decade (if at all). Would love to see Omaha get something similar to KC Live but I feel that is just a pipe dream of mine.


Keep in mind that Omaha is 1/3rd (ish) the size of K.C, and we need to temper our expectations just a bit. Lot B (whoops, I called it Lot 2 haha) will eventually happen if the starting Capitol District area proves to be a success. Also keep in mind those are HUGE blocks near the CLink. The key is to getting people down there outside of events, so hopefully those apartments in the Capitol District will sell well.


Speaking of Lot B (or maybe it was the ConAgra site), weren't we supposed to see some proposals after this election? This month if I recall?
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Garrett wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
bones wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
bones wrote:Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district similar in size, specifically to the North towards the ball park and C'Link.


If Lot 2 development ever happens, you will likely see a continuation of the "district" feel. Of note, P&L isn't all that huge in of itself.


P&L isnt huge, but its a good 8 or 9 city blocks... Capitol is sitting at 2 as is. Lot B would be the ideal spot to grow the district, but with the rate development in Omaha seems to go, that will not happen for about a decade (if at all). Would love to see Omaha get something similar to KC Live but I feel that is just a pipe dream of mine.


Keep in mind that Omaha is 1/3rd (ish) the size of K.C, and we need to temper our expectations just a bit. Lot B (whoops, I called it Lot 2 haha) will eventually happen if the starting Capitol District area proves to be a success. Also keep in mind those are HUGE blocks near the CLink. The key is to getting people down there outside of events, so hopefully those apartments in the Capitol District will sell well.


Speaking of Lot B (or maybe it was the ConAgra site), weren't we supposed to see some proposals after this election? This month if I recall?


Thought that was either conagra or the Rick's Boatyard site?
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Postby Spatial77 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:59 am

Anybody notice the the lighted letters on the Marriott Hotel sign spell MITT the last few nights? Coincidental with the CWS!
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According to this map, 5 bays have already been leased.

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